Category archives: Education

#551Sharing the Bits & Pieces

Sharing the Bits & Pieces
I photographed the lovely Dolores yesterday, a woman in her 80's.  Her first boyfriend, Buddie, went off to the Korean war.  Like all stories, there are two versions of what happened upon his return...the short of it would be that circumstances changed and he married another woman, although he will tell you jovially that it was Dolores who met someone else and moved o[...]

#550Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.

Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.
Life isn’t always as it it appears. As a professional photographer, I am well aware of the 'image' so many of my clients want to portray when they hire me to capture portraits their family.  It’s human nature to want to show our best selves to the world. Social media has increased the need for us to control how we portray ourselves and as a result, so many of us only [...]

#549Times they are a Changin’…New Studio, New Vision, New Outlook On Life

Times they are a Changin'...
Hello out there!  Are you there? The past few months have been a time for great change for me, personally and professionally, and the fact of the matter is, I haven't really been sure how to share all this transformation with you, so as a result, so I've been flying somewhat under the radar. But after months of  introspection, I am feeling more clear with the directio[...]

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}
When working outside in bright light, I find it helpful to try and keep the sun to my client's back, creating a soft even shadow on the front of their faces.  By positioning my clients with their back's to the sun, I am able to keep their faces evenly light and am preventing harsh shadows on any one person's face.  This is especially helpful for me here in Florida, wh[...]

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}
Today I want to discuss the benefits of shooting in various locations during your photo sessions.  Let me start by saying that moving locations is not always super easy, so I tend to not offer this option unless I'm working with a small groups.  Changing up the location is absolutely perfect for a High School Senior or maybe a small group of 2-3 siblings.  Changing th[...]

Behind the Scenes with Heather Donlan photography {Rovinj, Croatia}

The studio has just returned from an amazing 3-week adventure through Italy and Croatia.  When I travel, it's one of the few times I really get to work and push myself as an artist.  Much of what I do while traveling is a bit more experimental, enabling me to work on my own craft.   Because many of you out there have been requesting more information, Heather Donlan Ph[...]